Norwegian Escape ran aground off Puerto Plata

Norwegian Escape ran aground off Puerto Plata


March 15, 2022 – Norwegian Escape, 326 meters long, ran aground while leaving the port of Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic last night. Strong winds are cited as the cause of the accident. The Dominican Republic's Navy chief said there was no danger to passengers or crew. Apparently the ship got free on the next high tide. As passengers reported on Twitter, the ship was on its way to the next destination.

Norwegian Escape after undocking


Norwegian Escape after undocking


Norwegian Escape - at sea tests


Norwegian Escape - at sea tests 


Norwegian Escape © Photos: MEYER WERFT

The Norwegian Escape is a cruise ship of the premium cruise line Norwegian Cruise Line. The ship was completed in 2015 by MEYER WERFT in Papenburg. The Breakaway Plus class ship is measured at 164.998 GT. Its dimensions: 326 meters long, 41 meters wide. Norwegian Escape accommodates 4.266 passengers based on double occupancy. The number of crew members is estimated at 1.700. According to the media, there were around 3.000 guests on board when the accident happened. The number of crew members at the time of the accident is given as 1.600.

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